KitchenAid Stand mixers are among the most popular household countertop appliances, and it's for good reasons. It can grind, shred, slice, dice, and spiralize vegetables. If you haven't already taken advantage of your stand mixer's pasta-making abilities, it's time to treat yourself to one of these household KitchenAid stand mixers' pasta attachments. These versatile presses, rollers, and cutters can make classic spaghetti noodles, small macaroni, hearty fettuccine noodles, Tik-Tok-worthy handkerchief pasta, and every shape in between. They're great for family pasta nights, meal prepping healthy meals, or throwing hands-on dinner parties with your foodie friends. It's time to ditch pre-packaged pasta and start making your own.
Though it may take a few tries to perfect your technique, making pasta from scratch will soon be quick and easy work. You can find countless tutorials on YouTube and Tik-Tok for how to use these handy attachments to make any type of fresh pasta you can imagine. Needless to say, you'll make plenty of great memories along the way.
The Best KitchenAid Stand Mixer Attachments for Making Fresh Pasta
While there are plenty of affordable stand mixer attachments on Amazon, it's best to stick to KitchenAid brand parts that are designed specifically for use with your machine. Budget brand products won't have the same quality or durability as the real thing. With proper cleaning and care between uses, a good set of pasta attachments should last for years to come. Consider them an investment in your taste buds!
Best Pasta Making Set
If you're serious about homemade pasta making, splurge on this KitchenAid Pasta Pack. The all-inclusive set comes with every KitchenAid stand mixer pasta press and roller attachment you could possibly need. It includes the brand's Gourmet Pasta Press, 3-Piece Pasta Roller and Cutter Set, a cleaning brush, and a handy recipe book. Each piece attaches directly to your mixer's power hub for a motorized operation that leaves both hands free to guide and cut pasta sheets. Five interchangeable plates and two cutters create a multitude of pasta shapes, including classic spaghetti noodles, hearty fettuccine, macaroni, penne, and ravioli. A built-in wire cutter to customize noodle length for the ultimate control of your final result.
Best Pasta Press
It's easy to assume that making fresh homemade pasta is laborious and time-consuming. But with this KitchenAid Gourmet Pasta Press Attachment, you can make fun noodle shapes in no time. The attachment includes six interchangeable discs for different noodles, including spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, and macaroni. A built-in wire cutter allows for total control over pasta length. Just feed the pasta dough through the extruder, snip, and it's ready to cook. Use the cleaning brush, including removing any hard-to-reach bits of dried dough that don't come off during hand-washing.
Best Pasta Roller Attachment
This practical KitchenAid Pasta Roller makes homemade ravioli easy. The stainless steel rollers create an even thickness and width for professional-level results right at home. Just attach the stainless steel rollers to your stand mixer and enjoy consistent smooth-rolling that's tricky to achieve by hand. The sturdy pasta roller produces six-inch-wide sheets in eight thickness settings that are great for ravioli, lasagna, handkerchief pasta, and pappardelle noodles.
But don't let the name pasta roller deceive you. The attachment is also a fantastic baking tool for rolling out pie doughs, fondants, and more. Watch your favorite baking shows for culinary inspiration for your stand mixer attachments.
Best Pasta Cutter Set
New to the world of homemade pasta making? This KitchenAid Mixer 3-Piece Pasta Roller and Cutter Set has everything you need to nail pasta night on your first try! The versatile set includes a pasta roller, spaghetti cutter attachment, and a fettuccine cutter attachment. Together, the stainless steel roller attachments shape your pasta dough into an even thickness before trimming them to the perfect width. They attach directly to your stand mixer's motor, so unlike hand-rolling, there's no need to crank. It'll keep both hands free to perfect your dough —and impress all your dinner party guests in the process. A handy cleaning brush makes it easy to remove any dried dough stuck inside without hand-washing.
Best for Zucchini Noodles
By now, you probably already know that zucchini noodles are a great low-carb, gluten-free alternative to traditional pasta. But did you know how easy it is to make your own?
With this KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment, making your own vegetable noodles has never been simpler. While it's a small investment upfront, it can help save some serious cash on healthy eating in the long run. The versatile spiralizer attachment attaches to the power hub of your stand mixer to churn out veggie noodles in three thicknesses. In addition to zoodles, it can spiralize almost any hard- or firm-fleshed vegetable, including butternut squash, sweet potato, carrot, cucumber, and yellow squash. All three quick-change blades are dishwasher-safe (top rack only) for easy clean-up after meal prep.
Best for Vegetable Pasta Sheets
Expand your healthy cooking options with this Veggie Sheet Cutter Attachment for your KitchenAid stand mixer. Similar to a pasta roller, it creates continuous six-inch sheets of any fruit or vegetable it's fed. Two adjustable blades allow you to adjust your desired sheet thickness to suit the ingredient of your choice. Just hook the attachment onto your mixer's power hub, thread your veg on the skewer, and watch it transform into a pasta sheet before your very eyes. The blades, skewer, food holder, and adapter are all dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up after pasta night is finished. Use it on pasta night to make zoodle lasagna, ravioli, roll-ups, and shells. Then spiralize a few apples for a delicious take on apple pie or crisp (that's surprisingly speedy to make).
Best for Pasta Sauces
Though this grinder attachment isn't technically for noodle making, it's a helpful addition to your pasta-making repertoire. Use it to make homemade sausages or grind up meats and vegetables to add to sauces and ravioli fillings. The metal food grinder comes with a food tray, food pusher, cleaning brush, sausage-stuffer plate, large and small stuffer tubes, and three grinding plates. Most parts are dishwasher-safe for quick clean-up before moving on to pasta making.
Tips on How to Clean KitchenAid Pasta Attachments
It's essential to keep your pasta attachments clean and well-cared for. These tips and tricks will help keep your KitchenAid pasta press and roller attachments performing their best through countless pasta nights:
Read (and Follow) the Cleaning Instructions
Before throwing away the packaging, read through the instruction manual to double-check which parts can be put in the dishwasher and which need to be washed by hand.
Dry Brush Instead of Wash
To keep your attachments running smoothly, you'll want to avoid immersing them in water. While it may be tempting to soak away stuck-on pasta goo, it's best to let it dry and brush it off with the cleaning brush included. Disassemble the parts to ensure you clean out every hard-to-reach crevice where any dried-up pasta dough may be hiding.
KitchenAid recommends using light mineral oil to lubricate where your attachment connects to the stand mixer's motor. If you notice any squeaking noises or have difficulty attaching or removing the piece, it may be time for a quick tune-up.